This is Where... Joint Pain Stops

UHC Orthopaedic Specialists promote the use of minimally invasive techniques – small incisions, less pain, and faster recovery.


Minimally invasive surgery is shorter, more comfortable, and requires much less time to devote to recovery. Additional benefits include fewer complications than open surgery, less bleeding, less scarring, and a lower or comparable cost to more complex surgery.

When it’s time to start the surgery, your doctor makes a small incision less than half an inch long. This allows room to introduce a harmless gas into your body that provides an expanded area for he or she to work. The next step is to insert a tiny rod with a light and camera attached to it. The light makes it easier for the surgeon to see the area while the camera enlarges it several times and transmits the image to a television screen. This provides maximum precision and range of view.

After making two or three additional incisions, your doctor inserts the long and thin surgical instruments needed to perform the surgery. He or she then sutures the area with dissolvable stitches.

Post-Surgery Treatment Options

Safe, narcotic-free post-surgical treatment options that we provide patients include:

  • Long-acting pain relief immediately following surgery
  • Reduced nausea and side-effects
  • Less risk of infection

Rehabilitation Services Available On-Site

To restore strength and mobility, the facility includes a state-of-the-art 15’ x 15’ warm water therapy pool with an underwater treadmill.

United Hospital Center Rehabilation Pool

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